Monday, January 11, 2010

Israeli police forced to uphold law on Temple Mount

Double Joy: Prayer at Temple Mount Before Daughter Weds
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

( Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick won a seven-month battle on Sunday and prayed at the holy site with his 19-year-old daughter, just hours before she married in a ceremony in Bnei Brak. He told Israel National News they prayed at the site and were escorted by two policemen and another guard.

“According to the law, you can pray on the Temple Mount, but cannot ‘demonstrate’ by moving the body in a fashion that indicates praying or by holding a prayer book,” he explained. “I can stand and move my lips. They are not going to read my lips to know what I am saying.”

Nevertheless, one of the policemen filmed him and his daughter for 20 minutes. Glick revealed that he prayed for the safe release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit and American prisoner-for-life Jonathan Pollard. “I also praised the A-lmighty and prayed that all Jews visit the Temple Mount," he added...

The High Court previously accepted Glick’s petition charging police with discrimination, and the justices ordered that he be allowed to visit the Temple Mount. Police refused to honor the order, however, and he filed two more petitions with the court. Finally, two weeks ago, the court set December 26 as a final date for police cooperation.

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What a shame that the police have to be forced to follow the law and honor Yehuda Glick's RIGHT to pray upon the Temple Mount! May every Jew follow his holy example and make aliyah to Judaism's holiest site and pray upon the Temple Mount. After all, isn't the Temple Mount to host a House of Prayer for All Peoples? Don't the Prophets foretell all will go up to Jerusalem to learn about the God of Jacob and worship upon the Temple Mount?

After enduring detention for several weeks in Jerusalem's Russian Compound, how well I remember! - I was unjustly deported from Israel for highlighting the plight of the Temple Mount suffering under Nazi Muslim occupation - whose daily discrimination against Jews and Christians is aided and abetted by Israeli police - in an article published in Jerusalem in 1996. Dangerous Ideas? exposes how the High Court feared such dangerousWill Israel right the wrong and permit me to return to my beloved Jerusalem and exercise my rights to worship upon the Temple Mount?

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